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Privé’s Featherlight Miracle Worker

Unlike other oils that discolor, dry out or weigh down hair Privé Herbal Blend #39 provides complete versatility for conditioning, styling and finishing. Enriched with Argan, Maracuja and Brazil Nut oils, Privé’s vanishing oil transforms all hair types with breakthrough shine, smoothness, hydration and extreme manageability. This featherweight complex works all day to tame flyways and keep hair polished and smooth while also nourishing and strengthening hair without any unwanted residue.

Apply desired amount to damp or dry hair and style as usual for beautifying results. Color safe.

Privé 39

Winter Hair in San Francisco and the Bay Area

Is our winter finally here? I must say this year our Indian Summer lasted far longer than normal.

While other states are already plagued with snow and freezing weather San Francisco has been incredible hot the latest I have ever seen it.

So now that things are going to getter wetter in the next few month let’s talk about best ways to handle your hair.

Is your hair curly? Having curly hair myself, I usually say product, product, product! I can’t stress this enough! Curl enhancing products work wonders for me. Some of my favorite are Redken’s Curvaceous line. Complete with curvaceous shampoo, curvaceous conditioner, curvaceous ringlet, curvaceous full swirl and curvaceous wind up. If you’re on a budget Redken tends to be the most cost effective. It is a bit strong on the scent however which I am not loving.

Prive on the other hand smells just fresh, clean not overbearing. It is a botanical line and it’s French. When it comes to French hair and skin products I tend to be in love. It’s my number one choice. It costs a little more but in my mind worth it.

What’s great about curly hair, you never worry about the weather as long as you’re stocked up on your curl enhancers.

Is your hair straight or has a little bend? Oh boy. You know that you are coming into the most high end maintenance time of year. With the fog, rain and wind, straight hair can get flat and frizzy. I highly recommend Prive relaxing gel to blow and smooth your hair out. It is light not heavy and is the most amazing smoothing gel. Top it off with a little Prive vanishing oil. Besides the all popular Argan oil it also has maracuja oil and brazil nut oil. All to give you smooth and incredible shiny hair. Another great trick for straight hair is not washing it every day. You can put on just a little relaxing gel on your dry hair and blow it dry and smooth it again.

Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays are fast approaching and we can’t wait to do all your haircuts and colors.

Hold it for Red Union Salon’s Prive Pick of the Month

For more information about Privé Hair Products visit:
priveproducts.com

Stylist’s Pick of The Month: Detailing Pomade


Privé’s Detailing Pomade perfectly separates and defines style on short or long and layered hair. Enriched with comfrey, aloe and jojoba, Herbal Blend #43 delivers lightweight texture, flexible definition and brilliant shine. Hair is infused with moisture, softness and smoothness to keep it looking healthy and beautiful with perfectly separated, defined style.

Work a small amount through wet or dry hair using fingertips.

Stylist’s Product Pick of The Month: Daily Conditioner

Herbal Blend #11 improves hair manageability by soothing, nourishing and detangling. Enriched with aloe vera and wild cherry bark, this lightweight daily conditioner improves overall manageability with no build-up as it keeps color safe. Hair will look and feel healthy and beautiful and shine brilliantly.

After cleansing with Privé Daily Shampoo, massage a small amount through hair. Leave in for one to three minutes. Rinse thoroughly.

Be sure to check out the other hair products we carry at Red Union Hair Salon in San Francisco.

Stylist’s Product Pick of The Month: Privé Finishing Texture Spray

Privé Finishing Texture Spray delivers a sleek textured semi-matte finish while giving hair a weightless volume. This medium hold spray is formulated with echinacea, gingko, and betula alba. Apply liberally to dry hair. Re-apply throughout the day to maintain style, volume and texture.

Be sure to check out the other hair products we carry at Red Union Hair Salon in San Francisco.

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Stylist’s Product Pick of The Month: Privé Foaming Styler Mousse

Instant Next Day Hair. Express your rock ‘n roll or surfer style.Receive 50% off our Stylist’s Pick of the Month.

Privé Foaming Styler Mousse provides texture, body and style memory in a unique styling mousse. Shake well: work a small amount through damp for dry hair and style. To refresh any look run wet hands through your hair and restyle. Be sure to check out the other products we carry at Red Union Hair Salon in San Francisco.
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Red Union Hair Salon’s Best Picks for Summer Hair in San Francisco 2010

Yesterday, I wore a sundress, sandals and a sunhat to keep the heat and sun off my face and body. Today, it is thigh-high boots, sweater, hat, scarf and a wool coat—wishing I had brought my gloves, and no sun in sight. You’re probably thinking that I must be traveling the globe. Oh no! This is just summer in San Francisco.

Every year I write a blog post about our unique summers here. For many folks, hair is a real problem! Red Union Salon likes to carry and keep abreast of the best hair products. Privé is how we deal with freezing high winds and rolling fog in the San Francisco summer.

Privé just launched a brand new product called Concept Vert Volumizing Froth, perfect for fine hair. It is a revolutionary non-aerosol mouse that provides incredible body, volume and definition, leaving your hair soft shiny and full of body. Go ahead blow in the volume!

For ultimate curls, mix 3 parts Leave-In Treatment to one part Shine Serum and apply on the shaft and ends. Layer hair with Foaming Styler and Curl Activating Cream from scalp to ends. Either blow dry with diffuser or dry naturally, scrunching it to create soft, defined curls.

When it comes to great curls I say product, product, product!

Edgy texture for short styles is best achieved by mixing a pea-sized amount of Extended Texture Clay with a quarter-sized amount of Foaming Styler, then apply to short hair. Style as desired. For amazing shine spray Flash Brilliance lightly to the finished style.

So here you have it! Call us if you’d like to make an appointment to come in and have your hair styled with these amazing new products. We’ll show you how it’s done in person.

Happy styling!

Privé: Good for the Environment, Good for Your Hair

Thanks to all our Red Union Hair Salon clients who’ve been faithfully helping us test out the new Privé line of products over these past few months. We appreciate your willingness to be guinea pigs! Upon your rave recommendations we’ve decided to carry a custom selection of Privé hair products, and we’re also now using them during all of our services at Red Union Hair Salon in San Francisco.

The hands-down winners so far have been Privé’s Concept Vert Rejuvenating Pure Shampoo & Conditioner. Like all Concept Vert products, this shampoo/conditioner duo has only natural active ingredients, and not a chemical in sight. That means none of the bad stuff: no sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, PABA, mineral oil, paraffin, DEA, TEA, or artificial colors. They are completely vegan and never tested on animals.

Rejuvenating Pure Shampoo & Conditioner’s active ingredients do include responsibly sourced, Amazonian certified Organic Acai Berry and Babassu Oil (which act as healing strengtheners and antioxidants). This means that Concept Vert is about protecting and strengthening your hair… and making it look good.

Aside from simply loving the line, we are excited about carrying Privé’s products because of their CAN REUSE program. They have patented a special type of packaging that prevents their containers from getting contaminated during use. Because of this extra attention and care to their packaging, they have been able to pioneer a can return program for participating salons. When you are finished with your Privé products, you can simply drop the cans back off at Red Union Salon and we will return them to Privé, where they will be sanitized and reused.

Privé is a French line and not a lot of salons are yet using it in the States. Red Union Salon is excited to be a part of innovating a new trend in eco-cool hair products. The most important thing? As stylists, we really like using these products, and as our clients, you seem to love them too.

As Privé says: finally, a haircare line that is as good for the environment as it is for your hair.

Oh and by the way, yet another great thing about Privé as a company: they have a project called “Privé Gives Back” that is all about raising funds and awareness for fighting breast cancer and hosting other benefits. Read about it on their web site:
priveproducts.com